p/hop at the I Knit Fandango


We are well in to the summer yarn festival season here in the UK, and we’re having an amazing time!

A few weeks ago we headed to a pleasingly local event in London, the I Knit Fandango.  It was pretty special to be able to get to a two-day yarn show just by catching the tube!

The event took place at the beautiful Lindley Hall in central London.  It was such a rare treat to have a yarn event with so much direct daylight streaming in through the massive glass roof.  I can only assume that the natural light helped people with their yarn purchases.

p/hop was given a fantastic, double-size stall to display our patterns and to show off our samples.  These photos show only one half of the stall!  We were able to lay out our patterns over two tables – very helpful so that everyone could have a proper browse.

p/hop stall

p/hop stall

This was an event where a whole team of  supporters came together across both days to help run the stall and raise awareness of how knitters can support MSF.  I’d like to say a huge thanks to the following volunteers for their support:Emma (@KnittingintheStow), Amelia (@woollenwords), Louise(@madmumknits),  Su (SuLam), Jacqui (Tiggerbee), Jane @probablyjane) and of course Clare (Gingerknits) who was able to revisit her former life as p/hop co-ordinator.  I’m sure it brought back memories!

tiny ted and rudolph

Thanks to everyone’s efforts and contributions, we were able to speak with loads of knitters who hadn’t known about p/hop, and the support was fantastic.  Lots of people left with armloads of patterns!  On top of that, we raised a wonderful £611.85 at the event.

It’s just been confirmed that the Fandango will be happening again next year, and we’re already looking forward to it.

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